Parliamentary copyright

All Public proceedings in the Chamber and Committee Rooms are televised and subject to the Scottish Parliament's copyright.

Individuals are authorised to view video images for their own private use. Individuals and organisations can link to the website and download certain files subject to the following conditions:

  • No distortion or alteration of images in reproduction
  • No use for satirical purposes
  • No use in caption type competitions
  • No use in connection with advertising endorsement
  • No use in connection with party political purposes

In terms of further conditions you also agree to correctly acknowledge and identify the link i.e. © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body - 2012. Failure to adhere to these conditions will lead to the withdrawal of authorisation.

Any other proposed use of Scottish Parliament video images requires the assent of the Copyright Unit of the Office of the Queen's Printer for Scotland, which is administering the copyright on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.  

Contact details:

The Copyright Unit
Office of the Queen's Printer for Scotland
St Clements House
2-16 Colegate

Telephone 01603 621000,
Fax 01603 723000

Re-use of information produced by the Scottish Parliament - Complaints Procedure

The Scottish Parliament makes every effort to comply with the Regulations on the Re-use of Public Sector Information 

The licensing of Scottish Parliamentary material is managed through the Queen’s Printer for Scotland by the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI). 

If you are dissatisfied with how OPSI has handled your application you should complain to OPSI.  Details are given at